Thursday, May 7, 2009

Steph Curry > Asher Roth

Hip-hop and basketball. They go hand-in-hand, no?

For some reason, a lot of basketball players believe that means they are rappers.

It seems like it all started in 1994, when the "Basketball's Best Kept Secret" came out. 10 NBA players (including Jason Kidd, Gary Payton, Shaq, and J.R. Rider) had songs on the album. While Shaq's career continued to grow, he inspired fellow stars Kobe Bryant, Allen Iverson, and Tony Parker.

Hell, even Ron Artest, Troy Hudson, and Chris Webber (side note: he was actually good) tried their hand at hip hop production.

The college ranks have been far from immune, starting with the Ten-a-key Tennessee Volunteers. Two different players (and coach Bruce Pearl?) are ... aspiring? ... rappers. And who can forget this USC point guard.

It seems Steph Curry has also gotten into the mix:



I thought the original was clever until, well, everyone thought it was clever. But to be completely honest, I love this version. I'm sure anyone that went to/goes to a small school like Davidson will as well. I did. And I can tell you, there wasn't much in this world that made me happier than getting a spicy chicken wrap at the deece after a tough practice, or spending damn near my entire Sunday recounting the tales of weekend debauchery.

Good times.

Man, I loved college.

1 comment:

Danny said...

Well you certainly have a lot of explaining to do. How can you post that video and not mention that the Jamaican dude at the end is not the only good thing about it. Steph Curry almost embarrassed himself as much as he did with the White Lobster on The Davidson Show. Come on Bob, you're better than that.